The story of how one compilation came to rule them all
Jul18

The story of how one compilation came to rule them all

. Three Now albums have been released every year since 1983 Now That’s What I Call Music is the biggest-selling compilation series in the world, with more than 120 million records sold and 654 weeks at number one. Since 1983, the series has arrived three times a year, anthologising the biggest hits in the UK – from Phil Collins to Dua Lipa and even Bob The Builder. The average UK household owns four Now albums, and the...

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Holiday childcare: ‘I’m lucky – my sister has my child’
Jul18

Holiday childcare: ‘I’m lucky – my sister has my child’

. . “There’s no way I can work, on my wages, and pay the childminder for the holidays,” says mother-of-one Emma. “I’ve been very lucky because my sister has my daughter for me.” For Emma, being able to leave her child with her sister and pay her a much reduced rate has been a godsend for childcare in the school holidays. But for many British parents, the impending holidays can mean an average bill...

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Players open to expanded DH, wild card, but MLB not keen
Jul18

Players open to expanded DH, wild card, but MLB not keen

WASHINGTON (AP) Baseball players are open to extending the designated hitter to the National League and to expanding the winner-take-all wild-card playoff to a multi-game series. Management has little interest. The American League has used the DH since 1972, and there has been more discussion among fans and media of expanding it to the NL. ”It’s gaining momentum, I’ll offer you that,” players’ union head Tony Clark told the Baseball...

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Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement
Jul17

Jo Swinson says Tories broke Brexit vote agreement

An MP who is on maternity leave has accused the government of a breach of trust over a key House of Commons vote on Brexit. Lib Dem Jo Swinson was “paired” with Tory chairman Brandon Lewis so she could be at home with her baby son during the Trade Bill vote. This should mean neither MP votes so their absences cancel each other out. But Mr Lewis did vote with the government – he has since apologised for an...

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Pelicans sign Bluiett to 2-way contract
Jul17

Pelicans sign Bluiett to 2-way contract

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Trevon Bluiett to a two-way contract after the rookie guard averaged 18.3 points in four NBA Summer League games. The contract, announced by the club on Tuesday, means Bluiett will spend most of the season in the developmental G League, but can be called up periodically for a total of 45 days. The 6-foot-5 Bluiett joined the Pelicans’ Summer League team after going undrafted out...

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